Seattle has taken Erasmo Ramirez out of the rotation and demoted him to Single-A High Desert. The Mavericks head to Stockton this weekend. Ramirez was sent to High Desert instead of Tacoma in order to keep him on schedule.
The Mariners also quickly sent Nick Franklin back to the minor leagues.
Check out David G. Temple's article on the height of players at different positions in the batting order. Lots of data in this one.
Take a moment to admire this representation of former A's outfielder Seth Smith. A true masterpiece.
The New York Times produced an extremely detailed map of MLB fandom.
Tonight's minor league games include Andrew Werner pitching for Midland and Josh Lindblom on the mound for Sacramento as they host Jeff Francoeur and the El Paso Chihuahuas.
On this day a year ago, the A's lost a 6-5 stinker at Fenway Park.
Tonight's starting lineup features lots of right-handed bats against lefty Brett Oberholtzer.